Northwest Arctic Borough
  • Kotzebue, AK, USA
  • 26.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

DESCRIPTION: The Search and Rescue Coordinator is tasked to provide search and rescue services for communities of the Northwest Arctic Borough. The Search and Rescue Coordinator will also provide assistance to the office of emergency management in disaster assistance. This person will also manage the day-to-day operations of the borough wide trails program on an as needed basis. Overtime and callouts are routine in this position and should be expected.

DUTIES:

  • Reviews and revises policy and procedures, with the approval of the Public Safety Director, as may be necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the OSR;
  • Facilitate training opportunities to all village-based volunteer search and rescue organizations;
  • Maintains an updated inventory of all search and rescue equipment.
  • Seeks funding to update equipment needed to facilitate search and rescue activities; and coordinates with village search and rescue needs.
  • Coordinate a systematic approach to annual mandatory trail staking in accordance with the minimum trail staking standards within the borough and, subject to appropriations, budget trail maintenance;
  • Develop a close working relationship with the Alaska State Troopers, Untied States Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the United States Coast Guard to improve the search and rescue capabilities of the borough;
  • Coordinate all regional searches within the Incident Command System (ICS) structures, with conjuncture with Alaska State Troopers or other agencies.
  • Maintain and update director of regional and community-based volunteer search and rescue presidents;
  • Host meetings with regional Search and Rescue groups.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of public Safety.
  • Be available for shifts and on-call duties on an as needed basis.
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